Simposium Rules and incentives in language policy and planning: Economic, legal and sociolinguistic approaches

REAL (Research group “Economics, policy analysis, and language”) organizes in 2022 an in- terdisciplinary symposium on June 16 and 17 at Andrássy-Universität Budapest and Nemzeti Közszolgálati Egyetem Ludovika (University of Public Service), Budapest. The program com- mittee consists of Michele Gazzola (Ulster University, REAL), Noémi Nagy (Nemzeti Közszol- gálati Egyetem), Anneliese Rieger (Andrássy-Universität), Balázs Vizi (Nemzeti Közszolgálati Egyetem) and Bengt-Arne Wickström, chair (Andrássy-Universität, REAL).

Language policy is a form of public policy that in many countries finds its basis in consti- tutions, laws, decrees, or simply tradition. The contributions in the symposium will compare and scrutinize, both empirically and theoretically, the role of rules and incentives in influencing individual linguistic practices and representations. In addition, the symposium explores the in- tended and observed effects of the implementation of different language-policy instruments on speakers’ behavior and on multilingual practices in organizations.



Those interested in presenting a paper should send an abstract of no more than 500 words to Bengt-Arne Wickström before March 1.

Selected papers can be submitted to a thematic issue of the journal Language Problems & Language Planning and will be subjected to the normal refereeing procedure.


We are very happy that
Ainoa Aparicio Fenoll, Dipartimento di Scienze economico-sociali e matematico-statistiche,

Università degli Studi di Torino and Collegio Carlo Alberto, Turin and

Fernand de Varennes, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues have accepted our invitation to deliver the keynote addresses of the symposium.


• 2022-03-01 Deadline for submitting an abstract
• 2022-04-01 Decisions on submitted abstracts
• 2022-04-01 Opening of early registration
• 2022-04-15 Registration deadline for presenters of accepted papers
• 2022-05-15 Begin of late registration period (higher participation fee)

More information can be found here.